Anjali Ramlalsingh

PHOTO: TREVOR WATSON

MOST university students have the daily task of balancing their personal life with campus life along with the studying, group assignments and projects that are expected of them.

What makes Anjali Ram-lalsingh stand out from her peers at The University of the West Indies is the fact that as of last Monday, the first-year Psychology student started the new academic term wearing one additional hat (or in this case—a crown) as the reigning Miss La Reine Rive. 

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